Well school has gone back for the last term which means I have returned to work also! Now I am getting ready for life to get busy, busy, busy! With end of year functions coming up, dancing concerts, work commitments at school along with the daily running around, I think this term will fly by and it will be Christmas before we know it! Therefore, this fortnight's Colour Create challenge is perfect for making another Christmas card to add to my stash. The colours chosen by Mina are lilac, grey and white with the optional extra of adding snowflakes. Here is the inspiration pic:
I have also decided to enter this card into two other challenges. I used this week's Card Patterns Sketch:
and also as I was using a Lili of The Valley stamp, I decided to enter into their challenge this week which is to use buttons on your creation. The stamp set I have used is Christmas Dance. I have only recently received my very first order from them and I am in love with their stamps - they are absolutely gorgeous!!
Now I know my colours don't look like lilac, but I used my closest option which was a Lavender Moon base with some similar lavendar paper for my first layer. I stamped my image onto some white cardstock and coloured her in with copics. I punched a strip of Lavender Moon card on either side with my Apron Lace border punch and added a strip of grey DP to layer on top. I punched three snowflakes with my Martha Stewart punch and added glitter with some heat and stick powder. I adhered each of these along my lace strip and added a button to the centre of each with glossy accents. Finally I used my two way glue pen to add glitter to my image. My sentiment is from Holiday Button Bits and was stamped in Smokey Shadow ink.
On the inside I stamped a sentiment from SU's stamp set Snow Swirled with Smokey Shadow ink. To add the stars around my sentiment, I used my Lili Of The Valley image again, but only added ink to one star at a time and carefully added them one by one. Finally I coloured them in with my V91 and V95 copic markers.
So hop on over to the Colour Create blog and check out the gorgeous creations from the team and link up your creation while you are there!!
Stamps: Christmas Dance (LOTV); Holiday Button Bits (PTI); Snow Swirled (SU)
Cardstock: Lavender Moon, Stampers Select White (PTI); Lucky In Love DP (Scrapworks);Kaisercraft DP - unsure of name
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento); Versamark; Smokey Shadow (PTI)
Accessories: Apron Lace border punch (Fiskars); Snowflake punch (Martha Stewart); Glossy Accents (Ranger); Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Heat and Stick powder (SU); Copics; Sweet Blush buttons (PTI)